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[Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« on: January 22, 2008, 01:50:00 pm »
BetterMost Color Expansion Project

To help you better express yourself in color, we are pleased to announce that we've greatly expanded the number and range of colors you can use in your messages.  Using color is easy.  You can use the Change Color option found in the message editor for a limited selection of font colors, or you can use any of these colors found in the chart below.  Simply use the color= command inside of the body of your message, in this format:

Code: [Select]
[color=CadetBlue]
This would present the text of your message in the CadetBlue color.  You can change color at any time simply by re-using the color= command.

Obviously, not every font color is going to be a good choice when contrasted with the color scheme we use here at BetterMost.  Most of these will be apparent right away in the chart below because they will be hard, if not impossible, to read.  In those cases, you will see the name of the color in (parenthesis) after the name rendered in its respective color.



BetterMost Color Chart
Last revision: 22 January 2008

  AliceBlue   (AliceBlue)
  AntiqueWhite  (AntiqueWhite)
  Aqua   
  Aquamarine   (Aquamarine)
  Azure   (Azure)
  Beige   (Beige)
  Bisque   (Bisque)
  Black     
  Blue   
  BlueViolet   
  Brown   
  BurlyWood   
  CadetBlue   
  Chartreuse   
  Chocolate   
  Coral     
  Cornsilk  (Cornsilk)   
  Crimson   
  Cyan   
  DarkBlue   
  DarkCyan     
  DarkGray   
  DarkGreen   
  DarkKhaki   
  DarkMagenta     
  DarkOrange   
  DarkOrchid   
  DarkRed   
  DarkSalmon   
  DarkSeaGreen   
  DarkViolet   
  DeepPink   
  DeepSkyBlue   
  DimGray   
  DodgerBlue   
  FireBrick   
  FloralWhite   (FloralWhite)
  ForestGreen   
  Fuchsia   
  Gainsboro   (Gainsboro)
  GhostWhite   (GhostWhite)
  Gold   
  GoldenRod   
  Gray   
  Green   
  GreenYellow   (GreenYellow)
  HoneyDew   (HoneyDew)
  HotPink   
  IndianRed   
  Indigo   
  Ivory   (Ivory)
  Khaki   (Khaki)
  Lavender   (Lavender)
  LawnGreen   
  LemonChiffon   (LemonChiffon)
  LightBlue   
  LightCoral   
  LightCyan   (LightCyan)   
  LightGrey   
  LightGreen   
  LightPink   
  LightSalmon     
  LightSkyBlue 
  LightYellow   (LightYellow)
  Lime   
  LimeGreen   
  Linen   (Linen)
  Magenta   
  Maroon     
  MediumBlue   
  MediumOrchid   
  MediumPurple   
  MidnightBlue
  MintCream   (MintCream)
  MistyRose   (MistyRose)
  Moccasin   (Moccasin)
  NavajoWhite   (NavajoWhite)
  Navy
  OldLace   (OldLace)
  Olive
  OliveDrab
  Orange
  OrangeRed
  Orchid
  PaleGreen
  PapayaWhip   (PapayaWhip)
  PeachPuff   (PeachPuff)
  Peru
  Pink
  Plum
  PowderBlue
  Purple
  Red
  RosyBrown
  RoyalBlue
  SaddleBrown
  Salmon
  SandyBrown
  SeaGreen
  SeaShell   (SeaShell)
  Sienna
  Silver
  SkyBlue
  SlateBlue
  SlateGray
  Snow   (Snow)
  SpringGreen
  SteelBlue
  Tan
  Teal
  Thistle
  Tomato
  Turquoise
  Violet
  Wheat
  White   (White)
  WhiteSmoke   (WhiteSmoke)
  Yellow   (Yellow)
  YellowGreen

Non-Standard Colors

There are several colors which cannot be used by name alone, as the forum software will not recognize them.  But you can still use them by entering the corresponding Hex code, shown as #xxxxxx.  Here is an example of how to choose the Cornflower Blue color:

Code: [Select]
[color=#6495ED]
As above, certain colors will be difficult to read because they conflict with our own color scheme.  The name and corresponding Hex code is reflected in black after the display of the name in its respective color.

  Blanched Almond (Blanched Almond) color=#FFEBCD
  Cornflower Blue color=#6495ED
  Dark GoldenRod color=#B8860B
  Dark OliveGreen color=#55662F
  Dark Slate Blue color=#483D8B
  Dark Slate Gray color=#2F4F4F
  Dark Turquoise color=#00CED1
  LavenderBlush (LavenderBlush) color=#FFF0F5
  Light GoldenRod-Yellow (Light GoldenRod-Yellow) color=#FAFAD2
  LightSeaGreen color=#90EE90
  LightSlateGray (LightSlateGray) color=#D3D3D3 
  LightSteelBlue color=#B0C4DE   
  MediumAquaMarine color=#66CDAA
  MediumSeaGreen color=#3CB371 
  MediumSlateBlue color=#7B68EE 
  MediumSpringGreen color=#00FA9A
  MediumTurquoise color=#48D1CC
  MediumVioletRed color=#C71585
  PaleGoldenRod (PaleGoldenRod) color=#EEE8AA
  PaleTurquoise (PaleTurquoise) color=#AFEEEE
  PaleVioletRed color=#DB7093

More colors will be forthcoming soon.  Watch for further announcements![/b]
« Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 12:35:42 am by Elle »
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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 02:07:00 pm »
Enclosed below is a "cut and paste" chart you can use to quickly make color selections.  Each of these windows have scroll bars indicating there is more content than you can see at first, so be sure and copy -all- of the text into your clipboard, if you wish to save it on your computer in a text file.

Standard Colors - Just use as expressed.

Code: [Select]
[color=AliceBlue]
[color=AntiqueWhite]
[color=Aqua]
[color=Aquamarine]
[color=Azure]
[color=Beige]
[color=Bisque]
[color=Black]
[color=Blue]
[color=BlueViolet]
[color=Brown]
[color=BurlyWood]
[color=CadetBlue]
[color=Chartreuse]
[color=Chocolate]
[color=Coral]
[color=Cornsilk]  
[color=Crimson]
[color=Cyan]
[color=DarkBlue]
[color=DarkCyan]
[color=DarkGray]
[color=DarkGreen]
[color=DarkKhaki]
[color=DarkMagenta]
[color=DarkOrange]
[color=DarkOrchid]
[color=DarkRed]
[color=DarkSalmon]
[color=DarkSeaGreen]
[color=DarkViolet]
[color=DeepPink]
[color=DeepSkyBlue]
[color=DimGray]
[color=DodgerBlue]
[color=FireBrick]
[color=FloralWhite]
[color=ForestGreen]
[color=Fuchsia]
[color=Gainsboro]
[color=GhostWhite]
[color=Gold]
[color=GoldenRod]
[color=Gray]
[color=Green]
[color=GreenYellow]
[color=HoneyDew]
[color=HotPink]
[color=IndianRed]
[color=Indigo]
[color=Ivory]
[color=Khaki]
[color=Lavender]
[color=LawnGreen]
[color=LemonChiffon]
[color=LightBlue]
[color=LightCoral]
[color=LightCyan]   
[color=LightGrey]
[color=LightGreen]
[color=LightPink]
[color=LightSalmon]
[color=LightSkyBlue]
[color=LightYellow]
[color=Lime]
[color=LimeGreen]
[color=Linen]
[color=Magenta]
[color=Maroon]
[color=MediumBlue]
[color=MediumOrchid]
[color=MediumPurple]
[color=MidnightBlue]
[color=MintCream]
[color=MistyRose]
[color=Moccasin]
[color=NavajoWhite]
[color=Navy]
[color=OldLace]
[color=Olive]
[color=OliveDrab]
[color=Orange]
[color=OrangeRed]
[color=Orchid]
[color=PaleGreen]
[color=PapayaWhip]
[color=PeachPuff]
[color=Peru]
[color=Pink]
[color=Plum]
[color=PowderBlue]
[color=Purple]
[color=Red]
[color=RosyBrown]
[color=RoyalBlue]
[color=SaddleBrown]
[color=Salmon]
[color=SandyBrown]
[color=SeaGreen]
[color=SeaShell]
[color=Sienna]
[color=Silver]
[color=SkyBlue]
[color=SlateBlue]
[color=SlateGray]
[color=Snow]
[color=SpringGreen]
[color=SteelBlue]
[color=Tan]
[color=Teal]
[color=Thistle]
[color=Tomato]
[color=Turquoise]
[color=Violet]
[color=Wheat]
[color=White]
[color=WhiteSmoke]
[color=Yellow]
[color=YellowGreen]

Non-Standard Colors - Omit the "name" of the font when using in a message - Just use the Hex code inside the color= command.

Code: [Select]
[color=#FFEBCD]  Blanched Almond
[color=#6495ED]  Cornflower Blue
[color=#B8860B]  Dark GoldenRod
[color=#55662F]  Dark OliveGreen
[color=#483D8B]  Dark Slate Blue
[color=#2F4F4F]  Dark Slate Gray
[color=#00CED1]  Dark Turquoise
[color=#FFF0F5]  LavenderBlush
[color=#FAFAD2]  Light GoldenRod-Yellow
[color=#90EE90]  LightSeaGreen
[color=#D3D3D3]  LightSlateGray
[color=#B0C4DE]  LightSteelBlue  
[color=#66CDAA]  MediumAquaMarine
[color=#3CB371]  MediumSeaGreen 
[color=#7B68EE]  MediumSlateBlue 
[color=#00FA9A]  MediumSpringGreen
[color=#48D1CC]  MediumTurquoise
[color=#C71585]  MediumVioletRed
[color=#EEE8AA]  PaleGoldenRod
[color=#AFEEEE]  PaleTurquoise
[color=#DB7093]  PaleVioletRed
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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 02:06:48 pm »
Heya Mayor!

It's so exciting to have this big new range of colors! 8)  Thanks for all the info and instructions. :)

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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 02:46:30 am »
Wow! WowThis is terrific!

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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008, 04:53:06 am »
BEAUTIFUL !

Phil, you posted this on the day....   :'(

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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2008, 07:05:58 am »

Phil, you posted this on the day....   :'(

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Oh...that's why it got lost and hasn't gotten widely known.  I didn't realize.  :(

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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 11:24:46 am »
Uh, speaking of colors, I have a problem. ...

This morning my "preview pane" suddenly turned from the light gray that it has been forever to a dark gray that makes the text barely legible.

If I accidentally clicked on something I shouldn't have, I have no idea what it was. Can anybody tell me how to change it back so I can read my own posts before I post them?

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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008, 05:44:53 pm »
I don't think that's a function of colors, Jeff. That sounds to me like some kind of highlighting or selection problem. But what do I know, I never use the preview pane, that would slow down my post count immensely!!

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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2008, 09:35:21 pm »


Today I'm noticing the gray background color in the preview panel when composing a post... but the preview panel looks normal (the light color) when composing a PM.

I wonder what that's about.  ???

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Re: [Announcement] BetterMost Color Expansion Project!
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2008, 09:45:06 pm »
I don't think that's a function of colors, Jeff. That sounds to me like some kind of highlighting or selection problem. But what do I know, I never use the preview pane, that would slow down my post count immensely!!

Well, I didn't know quite where to post the question--wasn't even sure how to ask it--and then I saw this thread about color, so. ...  ;D

It just sort of happened when I was posting from work this morning. And I'm not aware that I "clicked" on anything to change anything. But apparently Amanda is seeing something different, too.

(OK, I just hit "Preview" to check this post, and the pane is still dark gray, so it isn't something related to my office PC or its monitor, because I'm writing this from home.)
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